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will give a brief introduction. captain joellen osland was one of the first women excepted to navy flight school. she was the navy's first female helicopter pilot. between 1975 and 1978 she was a plaintiff in a lawsuit that successfully challenges you restrictions on women flying and serving aboard noncombat ships. she has remained politically active throughout her life. next to her is colonel martha mcsally. as an a-10 thunderbolt pilot, she was the first american woman to fly into combat. she completed multiple deployments associated with operations. she was the first woman in u.s. history to command a combat aviation unit during active combat areas in recognition of her leadership, she received a bronze star and air medals. she continues to have illustrious military ends now post military career. ask to her is karen, a retired lieutenant from the canadian forces. -- i'm sorry, a lieutenant commander. the canadian structure is difficult for me. following her service in the canadian forces, she has become a defense on their behalf. she has written several books about women in the canadia
to the story that is making news across the country. a former navy seal was killed at a shooting range in texas. routh killed chris kyle last night. kyle is a highly-decorated navy seal and the alleged killer is an iraqi war veteran. >> she's being charged with capital murder and two other charges. >> routh is a former marine, believed to be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. kyle was involved with helping fellow veterans deal with ptsd. >> schools were used for a possible pbs documentary. the report says that they signed an agreement with arlington schools. the documentary called "after newtown" they will look at how to stop school shootings before they happen. the footage shows teens running through hallway. >> an elderly man is dead and police are searching for his kill perp the 68-year-old was found unconscious in his home last night. he was stabbed and detectives are offering a $25,000 reward to any information that leads to his killer. >> a firefighter recovering from burns from battling a fire in bowie. they found flames shooting fr
a former navy s.e.a.l., chris kyle and his friend chad littlefield were shot and killed in ft. worth texas. the man who pulled the trigger is a veteran who kyle may have been trying to help with ptsd. susan candiotti joins us live with more. what do we know about how this happened? >> well, got some brand new information during the press conference. first of all, we learned about an alleged confession. and police say they think they also have found the murder weapon, when they describe as a semiautomatic handgun that was found at the suspect's house. let's back up a little bit. after the double shooting at that gun lodge, police say the suspected shooter who's 25-year-old eddie ray ralph took off in kyle's pickup truck. then they said that he went to his sister's house and told her and his brother what had happened, and then left that house. that's when the sister called the police. police put out an all points bulletin and tracked ralph, the suspect to his own house. now, the home was ringed, according to what one police lieutenant told me, with at least a dozen police officers. they trie
to see with my dear friend senator warner, a decorated navy and marine veteran from world war ii and korean war, a longtime member of this committee. it was good to see him here. he exemplifies and forgive my va centers and for a minute, he exemplifies something that is very important commonwealth. yorktown, appomattox, the pentagon where 9/11 occurred -- there is a ceremony tonight i will be commissioned in -- there is a commission in april. we care very deeply about these events. one in nine virginians birth to death is a veteran. when you add in the guard and reserve and contractors, now you are probably talking about one in three of us. we care very deeply about all that is within dod. let me be plain, the threat that virginians and others are talking about now more than ever is the inability of congress to find a way forward on a reasonable budget compromise. that is what is in the newspapers and the headlines. at the direction of the deputy director, dod is planning for future cuts. i am very worried at the macro level about dod's ability to pursue and execute appropriate n
in this business. he had been secretary of the navy under ronald regan and assistant secretary of defense under ronald regan and one of the most decorated veterans of vietnam. united states senator. celebrated author. lawyer. and i thought he made a pretty strong, persuasive case. so did many of us. >> let's turn to cybersecurity. i was pleased that you mentioned cyber security in your initial remarks. they have moved expand its cyber security efforts. i have to talk about colorado. the air force academy is well positioned to train those. would you talk a little more on your take on cyber security and what sort of resources we need. >> i've been to those facilities in colorado a few times and don't know as much about them as you do, but i am familiar with them. they are essential to our national security. cyber, i believe represents as big a threat to the security of this country as any one specific threat. for all the reasons this committee understands. it's an insidious quiet, kind of a threat that we have never quite seen before. it can paralyze a nation in a second. not just a power grid o
will be laid to rest today. an american hero killed on u.s. soil, former navy seal and celebrated author of "american sniper," chris kyle was shot and killed in a gun range yesterday. he was 38 years old. >> reporter: the loss of chris kyle, the u.s. military's most lethal sniper has stunned the military community where he was revered for his skill and heroic service. he wrote the best-selling auto biocography, "american sniper." it details his 150-plus kills of american insurgents. he and another man were killed at rough creek lodge in texas yesterday afternoon. the accused shooter is believed to be a former troubled soldier. 25-year-old eddy ray root of lancaster is believed to have shot the victims around 3:30 in the afternoon. fleeing the lodge in a pickup truck. a 911 call reporting the debets didn't come in until roughly 2 hours later in the afternoon. a motive is unclear am but local texas station wfaa channel 8 is reporting that root suffered post traumatic stress disorder. kyle and chad littlefield had taken root to the range to help him cope and root reportedly turned on the tw
. a former navy man watched his wife traumatic giffords watch his wife give testimony before. she was one of several people shot by deranged gunman. he tells fox news he believes there are responsibility solutions that can be taken. >> there are common sense things that we can do to make this country a lot safer. sun i have sal criminal background check, identifying the mentally ill and getting those records into the system. >> but kelly says while background checks kept guns from calling into the hands of people the national rifle association is against any effort to place new restrictions on guns including universal background check. it is paving the way for a battle. >> the criminals aren't going to comply with it. they can care less. you are not going to commute rise the mental health records. here's what is going to happen. you ought to stop it being called a universal check. >> just because they resist us doesn't mean we can't do anything. >> we will listen to them and make the right decision. >> and skoe the debate continues. the president going to minnesota about what he hopes to
effective navy seal sniper in history. chris kyle survived four tours of duty in iraq. but police say in the end he was killed this weekend by a marine veteran he was ready to help. gregg: kyle had 160 kills. the terrorists dubbed him the terror of ramadi and put a bounty on his head. martha: he was acting as a mentor to this man eddy ray ralph before police say ralph turned the gun on him and killed him. casey, what's the latest on the investigation here? >> reporter: this is a bizarre story, one that's developing all the time. the detectives are working on figuring out how these three men knew each other exactly and for how long. apparently they had all ridden in the same vehicle together to that gun range on saturday. but the motive in terms of what spurred the attack is unclear. that what's they are trying to figure out. police say kyle and chad littlefield had been dead for several hours before their bodies were discovered after 25-year-old eddy ray ralph reportedly shot the two men with a semiautomatic handgun. he hopped in crisp truck and fled the scene. he was arrested at his
snipers in u.s. history. he once shot a target more than a mile away. he was a highly decorated navy seal, seven medals of bravery. >> michael hastings joins us with this segment as well. when you read in kyle's history you read that he had five tours in iraq. there are reports that he killed as many as 160 people. what are your thoughts on this story? >> i think it's very much laudatory that he was trying to help a 25-year-old veteran with ptsd. kyle had great success with his book. he became somewhat of a celebrity in the military community, and he was trying to use that in a positive way bringing a kid out to a shooting range. i know people might think that's odd, why would you take someone with ptsd to a range and around gunfire. there were people who would go back in the war zone to relive the experience but instead have a positive result at the end of it. there are different things that people are trying to do to combat those things and it sound like that's what they were trying to do in this case. >> did you know chris kyle at all? >> no, i reached out to him when i did a story on
.s. -- enlisted in the u.s. navy to fight in world war ii. that was the start of his great career in public service, and john, i am proud to be here by your side. mr. chairman, i spent a lot of time sitting in your seat, and congratulations on not having to do that today -- >> i don't know how long it will last, but thanks for pointing it out. >> you and senator mccain have effectively guided this committee in its important role as an compelling voice for defense. you have managed to pass authorization bills even during contentious times. thank you both for your dedicated service to our nation. i am confident that you and senator inhofe will continue this tradition, and that senator mccain will still be a very, very valuable member and a voice on this committee. i believe our nation is fortunate to have a nominee for secretary of defense with the character and the experience and courage and leadership that chuck hagel would bring to this position. first, chuck is acutely aware that even in an age of rapid technological advances, our military capability and effectiveness depend on the qualit
in u.s. military history killed at a shooting at a texas gun range. chris kyle a navy seal that served in four tours in iraq. he and another man were gunned down by a former soldier who kyle was reportedly helping with post-traumatic stress disorder. eddie ray roth has been charged with two counts of murder. molly is live with more on this tragic story. >> chris kyle the u.s. military's most deadly sniper and another man were both killed at rough creek lodge 50 miles southwest of fort worth texas. authorities have identified the shooter as man from lancaster now in police custody. they confirmed that he was a decorated corporal that has been deployed to iraq and served in haiti. he is believed to have shot kyle and his friend, chad littlefield at close range before fleeing the lodge area in kyle's stolen pickup truck. a motive remains unclear but he suffered from post-traumatic stress syndrome. kyle had taken him to the range in an effort to help him cope and was reportedly turned on the two men. after the murders, texas authorities said he drove to his sister's house and told her and
's going to happen. one recently talked about the navy. we're going to have less ships. they're going to move less. they're going to train less. they're going to be maintained much less. therefore, they're not going to be able to deploy to respond to threats and project power as necessary. the constitution mandates providing for national defense and our military guarantor of our freedom. if we don't maintain that, everything else goes way. at the same time every veteran understands there is fat to be cut from the defense department. let's reform it. the nature of these sequester cuts is to take a meat ax to the budget. let's reform the defense budget and look at the largest drivers of our deficit in mandate spending programs those on the left end of the spectrum don't want to cut. >>brian: they took gates cuts and are going try to up them by $500 billion. leon panetta takes over from them. has the same fear. here's what he said yesterday on "meet the press." >> we've got a plan for that possibility because there are so many members saying we're going to let it take place, but i have t
was a navy corpsman, and my experience is that e7, e8, e9 ratings, chief petty officer to master chief, those ratings tend to run the outfit that i have been involved in. we have had officers who have come aboard our ship, junior officers, and the chiefs were the ones who kind of took them in hand and showed them the ropes about how to operate. i think having an enlisted man with that kind of experience will be helpful as far as the defense department is concerned. he will know what the enlisted man is facing on the ground. that is all i have to say right now. host: in fact, here is a picture of chuck hagel in vietnam in 1968. this is in the "financial times" this morning. "hagel nomination debate revise vietnam coasts." "with the election of mr. obama, who was 14 when the war ended, the u.s. appeared to have escaped the deficit legacy of vietnam that clouded politics for generations. if mr. hagel is confirmed, the three most prominent figures apart from the president in the countries foreign policy debates -- mr. kerry in the state department, mr. hagel at the pentagon, and mr. mccain, will
-- 68 years ago this month, john warner and listed in the u.s. navy to fight in world war ii. that was the start of his great career in public service, and john, i am proud to be here by your side. mr. chairman, i spent a lot of time sitting in your seat, and congratulations on not having to do that today -- >> i don't know how long it will last, but thanks for pointing it out. >> you and senator mccain have effectively gutted this committee in its important role as a compel -- guided this committee in its important role as an compelling voice for defense did you have managed to pass opposition bills even during contentious times -- authorization bills even during contentious times. thank you both for your dedicated service to our nation. i am confident that you and senator inhofe will continue this tradition, and that senator mccain will still be a very, very valuable member and a voice on this committee. i believe our nation is fortunate to have a nominee for secretary of defense with the character and the experience and courage and leadership that chuck hagel would bring t
considerable experience in this business. he had been secretary of the navy under ronald reagan and assistant secretary of defense under ronald reagan and one of the most decorated veterans of vietnam. united states senator. celebrated author. lawyer. and i thought he made a pretty strong, persuasive case. so did many of us. >> let's turn to cyber security. i was pleased that you mentioned cyber security in your initial remarks. the pentagon has moved expand its cyber security efforts. i have to talk about colorado. the air force academy is well positioned to train those new experts. would you talk a little more on your take on cyber security and what sort of resources we need. >> i've been to those facilities in colorado a few times and don't know as much about them as you do, but i am familiar with them. they are essential to our national security. cyber, i believe represents as big a threat to the security of this country as any one specific threat. for all the reasons this committee understands. it's an insidious, quiet, kind of a threat that we have never quite seen before. it can paraly
governor, who is openly gay. there's a hispanic who was a former navy s.e.a.l. and has been in the financial sectors for 15 years. there's also former governor weld. we have good candidates. i think you're going to see them come in and filing now. this is a special election. anything can happen in a special election, as scott brown himself shows. >> we don't know what's going to happen. we don't know the democratic candidate may be. what do you think? >> first of all, i applaud senator brown for his decision to step aside, so to speak. i do believe that this seat will now lean democratic for obvious reasons. it is a blue state. the democratic party is much stronger today than it was two years ago and i also believe that duval patrick made a good decision with the interim person that will free up the democratic party that put all of its resources in securing a seat for the special election. there's no question that running for senate is a costly endeavor and with ed markey and perhaps mr. lynch, we'll have a vigorous primary but the democrats are united in massachusetts and w
is a big part of that. so secretary of the navy has basically said that they're sort of -- contingency planning is to cancel 55% of takeoffs or landings on aircraft carriers, 23 ships won't get maintenance or repair work. >> bill: so in terms of preparedness, right, this would be a disaster. >> it is. that was panetta's point. we're really -- >> bill: why do republicans want this? >> i was on the floor yesterday rattling off all of the statistics. speaker boehner actually followed me and you know, went off on this sort of gimmick bill that they're talking about. the president has to come up with a balanced budget within the next ten years. so you know, sequestration, as you know a mechanism back in the '80s, graham ruddiman, the language is also verbatim and it was never intended to actually go into effect. it was to force people to compromise and negotiate. >> bill: which is what we thought it would be over the fight over the debt ceiling. >> when you're talking about a trillion dollars of deficit reduction over the next ten years, the fact is that you could do this on the back of an
pasta and the navy makes siti and air force makes lasgna and air force makes mac and cheese. all three are pasta dishes but all are completely different. what we need to go forward, is see how the services implement the changes. would the reports come in on may 15th. what are the units they're asking exceptions for and are their parallels in different services and objections they're raised and different types of things. when we talk about execution that really needs to be where eyes are looking now, really moving away from last wednesday and going forward. >> absolutely. excellent point. michelle, a final comment. i'm sorry, doctor. >> i'm interested in hearing everyone else. i didn't prepare anything in final say. i'm honored and humbled to be sitting at this table and in this room. >> thank you. i would like to thank the panel very much for their participation and very insightful thoughts. it will be a challenging period ahead. certainly a lot to think about as we move forward and for repeal of the combat exclusion policy. thank you very much. [applause] >> we were expecting to bring
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